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  • New chatbots will help people accept death

    Vice - 09/21/2017

    Consider the chatbot developed by researchers at the Boston Medical Center and Northeastern University, which was recently presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents in Stockholm. According to the researchers’ paper, the chatbot is explicitly meant to replicate conversing with a “palliative care coach” that answers questions about things like preparing a will and funeral preparations. But there’s a twist: The chatbot can also be very spiritual, if you want it to be. The end goal is to reduce people’s anxiety about dying.

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